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Oct 29, 2013 9:30am EDT
neighboring afghanistan. three, taliban ties. pakistan has a historical connection to the taliban. islamabad helped the group gain power in afghanistan in the mid 1990s. how deep those ties may still go is a source of watchful concern between the u.s. and pakistan. four. drone strikes. the u.s. targets suspected militants and pakistan's northwest triable region. near pakistan's border with afghanistan. unfortunately, drones can mistakenly kill pakistani civilians as happened in pakistan's area. drone strikes are highly unpopular, even hateful to pakistan's public. questions and sharply criticized the u.s. on their legality. the prime minister emphasized the horror. >> i also brought up the issue of drones in our meeting. emphasizing the need for an end to such strikes. >> despite its rough spots, the u.s. needs pakistan and 15 months, u.s. combat troops will exit afghanistan and the shortest route out is through pakistan to a sea port for troop transfer and pakistan needs the u.s. notably u.s. aid, $1.6 billion in aid, which by the way, was released contemporaneously with his visi
Nov 2, 2013 10:00am EDT
news story that i saw about the taliban banning kite flying. and i just had this picture of two boys flying a kite sometime in the 1970s in kabul and i began working on that. and i wrote a short story about those two boys. of course it did not go at all the way i thought it was going to go. i thought it was going to be became this whole other thi. the second book was a little different because the second book there was more of an agenda with t because i did want to talk about this big topic of the struggle of women in afghanistan. so in that book it began with a big idea and i narrowed it down to this story about the friendship between those two women. but with my other two books they both began very small and snowballed so it's the opposite kind of process. >>terry: ok. you left afghanistan when you were fifteen years old? >>khaled: yeah actually i left when i was eleven. i went to paris with my family where my father was stationed and came to the states when i was fifteen. >>terry: when you were fifteen, ok. you must still have a connection. >>khaled: oh yes. >>terry: what is
Nov 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
taliban has sayed asly picked kahn its new leader. the suspect in friday's armed attack at the los angeles international airport could face the death penalty for shooting dead a transportation security administration officer and wounding five other people. is charged with murdering a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport. the head of the police at lax described the attack. >> at 9:20 this morning, in individual came into terminal 3 of this airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners are, and continued shooting. he went past the screeners back .nto the airport itself personnel officers from airport police, los angeles airport police, responded immediately to the calls. they tracked the individual through the airport and engaged him in gunfire and terminal 3. and were able to successfully take him into custody. >> the slain victim, gerardo hernandez, was the first tsa agent to dying a line of duty since the agency's creation following the 9/11 attacks. he was a
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